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Kumar Sangakkara No1 in latest ICC Test batsmen rankings

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Kumar Sangakkara scored his maiden triple hundred earlier in the year © AFP

Aug 10, 2014

Sri Lankan veteran and batting spearhead Kumar Sangakkara has risen to the pinnacle of the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batsman rankings list that was released on Saturday. Sangakkara has been Bradman-esque touch in the calendar year 2014 and is ahead of the rest of the pack by a fair distance. The elegant southpaw helped his side beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the first Test match between the two subcontinent teams at Galle with a sterling display.

Sangakkara, who has feasted on the Pakistan bowling attack throughout his career, brought up his 10th double hundred in his career — a record that is second in the all-time list of double centurions,  only second to Don Bradman’s 12. Sangakkara’s year started with him bringing up his first triple-century at Chittagong against Bangladesh and then translating that vein of form in the shorter formats as well. Sri Lanka romped to Asia Cup and ICC World T20 2014 victories and Sangakkara was in the thick of it all. He subsequently hung up his boots from T20 cricket after their memorable win against India in the final, which was fashioned by him in his characteristic style.

Sangakkara then scored a brilliant ton in England to help his country script a maiden series win in the Old Blighty and scored a scintillating ton against South Africa at Galle. Even though Sri Lanka lost that series against the Proteas, Sangakkara brushed aside his disappointment to score a monumental double ton. Being anointed the premier Test batsmen exemplifies the former Sri Lankan captain’s stature, which is already cemented in the pantheon of batting greats, in the past year.

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